A healthy representation of players, coaches and supporters celebrated the inaugural season for the village Rugby League team, Bassetlaw Bulldogs RLFC, on Saturday 16th February.
Marking a wonderful year, and in anticipation for the soon to follow new season, awards were shared in a range of categories to mark some outstanding achievements. Presented by resident Rugby League commentator, Bill Arthur, children were complemented for their commitment, attitude and personal development as a result of a glittering experience during the course of 2018.
Numerous games, both home and away were punctuated by some other fantastic experiences for the players. A trip to Wembley in August saw them compete in a nationwide competition, along with a walk around the hallowed turf of Wembley just before the Challenge Cup Final. Many of you will have seen them walk out as mascots with the England national team at their recent International with New Zealand, live on the BBC, whilst a visit to an East Markham training session by a host of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats players was a highlight for many.
The club has had a superb start to its life, under the leadership of founder Phil Abbott and his band of eager volunteers. Reaching over 30 children last season, the club is hoping to top the 50 mark during 2019. The club is hoping to run age groups from U7 to U12 in the new season, and training gets underway on 2nd March at 9.30am. Children aged 5 and above are most welcome at this family orientated club.
Please contact Phil on 07957 790750 or look at the club website, www.bassetlawbulldogs.co.uk for more information.